Woody Allen On Hamlisch Version Versus Vintage Score For BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
Multi-Academy Award-winning writer and director Woody Allen offers his candid opinion on contemporary music and his choice to utilize an entirely pre-existing period score in his new screen-to-stage musical adaptation BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, as part of a new interview.
"I don't like a contemporary music sound," Allen offers.
"It's not my taste. My ear doesn't appreciate it," Allen says of modern music as he sees and hears it.
Allen also addresses the fact that recently deceased Broadway and Hollywood composer Marvin Hamlisch created some spec songs for a proposed stage adaptation of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY set to feature an entirely new score a few years back.
Allen recalls of his conversation with Hamlisch, "I said, 'Look, if you want to do a musical of BULLETS, go ahead.' Then nothing really came of it, and I couldn't care less."
The idea of source songs hit the target, though, for Allen, who says, "All of a sudden it landed. I said, 'Yeah, that would be great.' I still had no interest, but I said that's the way to do it."
As for who is really responsible for the onstage action and comedy amply evident in the new musical, Allen relates, "It's Susan Stroman's show, 98%. She made the whole thing work."
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